Cannabis, Hemp and Marijuana, what is the difference?

Proven cultivation goes back over 12,000 years, and it is highly likely to have been sown over 30,000 years ago, thus making it our oldest sown crop. It produces more fuel, fibre, food and medicine than any other plant. The seeds of cannabis produce the most productive and nutritious vegetable oil and protein. Hemp produces more fibre, from its stems and stalks than any other plant and can be used to make paper, canvas, rope, lace, linen, building materials and more. Cannabis flowers and leaves also produce over 100 unique compounds known as Cannabinoids that have many physical and psychological effects. We are only now discovering the depth and wide-ranging applications for the plant in medicine.

Cannabis, Hemp and Marijuana are all varieties of the same plant species (Cannabis is not a genus it is a species), the species is called; “Cannabis Sativa”. All current research and development conducted by Vivir is focused entirely on the non-hallucinogenic medical applications of CBD.

Cannabidiol is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant. Over 113 cannabidiols have been identified in the Cannabis sativa plant. While delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major active ingredient in marijuana, cannabidiol is also obtained from hemp, which contains only very small amounts of THC. As much as there seems to be a great deal of discussion as to the Psychotropic/Psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, very few people realise that it is actually cannabidiol research that has discovered wide-ranging medical applications. Vivir grows hemp in the EU, hemp is non-psychoactive, and as can be seen from the following diagram, treats a high number of ailments.

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